What is a human being? A bag of physical matter with the mysterious power to think and feel? A soul inhabiting a mortal body?
As Hamlet says: “What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty.”
This short monograph on a holistic philosophy of education takes, as its starting point, that we all love our children, and wish nothing but the best for them. But the education of our children will be guided and shaped by our concept of what it is that we are educating.
A thinking bag of bones? Or a divine spark with power to soar?
Drawing on the wisdom of East and West, on Shakespeare, Plato and the timeless knowledge of the Eastern sages, Gilbert Mane sets out a simple practical philosophy of how and why to educate the whole child: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.